Team Obama often likes to blame problems on the fact that they inherited them from Bush — the war(s), Gitmo, deficits, etc. — but there’s a new item to possibly add to the list of things Obama inherited from Bush: W’s 2001 Afghanistan speech:

Obama closed Friday’s remarks by saying, “I’ve taken this decision with the confidence that action is necessary, and that we will not be acting alone. Our goal is focused. Our cause is just. And our coalition is strong.”

Nearly a decade earlier, when President George W. Bush announced that U.S. forces were launching military strikes in Afghanistan, Bush said: “To all the men and women in our military … I say this: Your mission is defined. Your objectives are clear. Your goal is just.” Bush used similar wording in other remarks at the time.

Also on Friday, Obama said, “The United States did not seek this outcome. Our decisions have been driven by Qaddafi’s refusal to respect the rights of his people and the potential for mass murder of innocent civilians.”

On Oct. 7, 2001, Bush said of operations in Afghanistan, “We did not ask for this mission, but we will fulfill it. … We defend not only our precious freedoms, but also the freedom of people everywhere to live and raise their children free from fear.”

The senior White House official said “any similarity is coincidence,” adding that neither Obama nor his speechwriters reviewed Bush’s remarks from Oct. 7, 2001.

Mere coincidence? Even if it is — hell, especially if it is — Obama’s core lefty base from 2008 should be wetting their hemp undies that The One is turning into the evil George W. Bush right before their progressive eyes.

(h/t HAP)

Comments

12 Responses to “Another Item for the List of Things Obama Inherited From Bush?”

  1. cdl on March 19th, 2011 11:59 am

    Obama really does like to use other peoples' words as his own.

    Just like his book.

  2. Nanny on March 19th, 2011 12:45 pm

    If Zero got a case of the Hershey Squirts he would tell us all he "inherited" it from Bush.

  3. OK_Loyalist on March 19th, 2011 2:11 pm

    I thought °O° was the Hershey Squirts

  4. Clu Seatoe on March 19th, 2011 2:50 pm

    He is.
    He’s Bush’s squirt.
    He’s Bush’s legacy.
    W did such a great job preparing the country that the zero man-child had an easy time sliding in.

  5. Mike S. on March 19th, 2011 3:04 pm

    Obama: the Plagiarizer-in-Chief.

  6. Jim T. on March 20th, 2011 3:31 am

    Must of learned it from VP Joe…busted for plagiarism in 1987 I believe it was.

    Maybe Joe "wrote" the speech for him.

  7. JLynn on March 20th, 2011 1:28 pm

    The guy hasn't had an original thought since he's been in office. What he doesn't pilfer from Bush, he gets from Mao.

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  12. Guest on March 22nd, 2011 12:44 am

    Three words: Hope! Change! Libya! :/

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